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toddler loosing earrings!

My DD has had her ears pierced since she was 12 weeks old. (My choice-end of that conversation please) Anyway she has recently started loosing them! Even the 'locking' back ones. I looked up screw back earrings but I don't know how those would do plus they are super expensive!! I was thinking about teeny tiny loops that lock into themselves. Just large enough to go over her lobes. Would that be tacky? I just can't afford to keep replacing earrings! Plus she freaks out when they aren't in her ears! lol. She loves wearing them but they fall out because she plays so hard and I really think she must be messing with them even though I have never seen it.


Asked by But_Mommie at 8:37 AM on Jul. 11, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • my dd lost all her pairs of earrings too. She left them alone for quite awhile, before. She got them pierced when she was 9 weeks old and started playing with them when she was 20 months. Her ears arent closed or anything either. Walmart has them pretty cheap though and hoops wouldnt be that bad but she probably is playing with them and she could probably get those out too. GL

    Answer by SabrenaLeigh at 8:51 AM on Jul. 11, 2010

  • How is she losing the locking backs? She shouldnt be able to get enough pressure on them to get them off. I think the screw backs might be your best choice. I personally wouldnt get anything else for my daughter.

    Answer by Aqua_Jen at 8:39 AM on Jul. 11, 2010

  • lol. I have no idea how she is getting those off! But I had her in them yesterday. The ones my parents gave her for her first Christmas ::grrr:: and they are gone. Where can I find screw backs that aren't 39.99? Does Target or someone like that have them?

    Comment by But_Mommie (original poster) at 8:42 AM on Jul. 11, 2010

  • I dont think 39.99 is outrageous. LOL I would think Target or maybe even a Claires at the mall would have them. I worked in jewelry and we sold them but only in gold and I know you dont want to pay gold prices. Good luck!

    Answer by Aqua_Jen at 8:47 AM on Jul. 11, 2010

  • I guess 39.99 is subjective. That's like more than our water bill! lol. Plus I just bought her a 12 dollar pair 3 days ago.

    Comment by But_Mommie (original poster) at 8:55 AM on Jul. 11, 2010

  • It would make more sense to "splurge" on an excelelnt pair with the proper backings, than to keep spending $10+ every time she loses them! If she's already lost 4+ pairs, you've already replaced the cost of 1 really good pair ($40)! :o)

    Answer by LoriKeet at 9:00 AM on Jul. 11, 2010

  • Maybe just wait till she's older...hopefully she didn't eat any. Other wise it's worth the splurge to keep in place.

    Answer by Stefono at 9:08 AM on Jul. 11, 2010

  • True. I just can't do it right this second. I need a cheaper fix until I can spend that kind if money at once. PLus her birthday is in December so... Grandparents!! :0)

    Comment by But_Mommie (original poster) at 9:08 AM on Jul. 11, 2010

  • try eBay too. And you can look at just "new" items.

    Answer by elizabr at 10:24 AM on Jul. 11, 2010

  • We use the locking back one for DD. On piercing earrings, because those are the only ones I have found that lock right. She's wearing hoops now, because the locking ones were chaffing the backs of her ears. I don't see the issue with putting hoops on her.

    Answer by Ezranight at 10:26 AM on Jul. 11, 2010